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Steven Harrell

Steven Harrell

Steven Harrell

Steven joined our Dallas team in 2016, bringing along an impressive skillset honed over almost a decade of work in non-profit, retail, and public health communications. He spends much of his time on the Mattress Firm account, but also pinch hits on other evolving projects.

Before joining our agency, he was Director of Communications for the Dallas County Medical Society, overseeing all aspects of public health communications. As part of this role, he was the editor of the monthly Dallas Medical Journal, overseeing all editorial and advertising content for both print and digital editions. His even-keeled personality served him well during an unprecedented spate of national news there, including the first confirmed case of Ebola and the first confirmed transmission of the Zika virus in the U.S.

Steven graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Dallas, and has been a wordsmith for as long as he can remember. His portfolio includes ghostwriting a manuscript for a national news personality, editing books, writing grant proposals and penning a craft beer blog for the Dallas Observer.

Although he’s a Dallas native, he began his career with a nonprofit focused on the other side of the globe. Steven spent two years as Marketing and Public Relations Director for Water is Basic, an organization that drills clean water wells for villagers in South Sudan. He credits this experience, just as the country was emerging from civil war, as a crash course in project management. It also reminded him daily that graduating during a recession isn’t the worst thing in the world.

You might say that Steven is up for just about anything. He played The Grinch in a Christmas show that toured Russian orphanages in the dead of winter and he competed in a tamale-eating contest against the world champion. Fatherhood at home with his three red-headed boys should be a cakewalk.